Our position

Our location allows us to play a key role in cultivating intellectual capital and facilitating innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth.

Contributing to the economy

Victoria is a vital part of Wellington. It is one of the two biggest employers in the Wellington region and contributes in excess of $1 billion to the regional economy each and every year.

We operate at the fertile interface between town, gown and crown or, put another way, at the interface between business, innovation and regulation.

Our capital city location allows us to play a significant part in cultivating intellectual capital and facilitating innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth.

We have 22,000 students and are growing strongly. Currently, 3,000 of those students are international and more than 2,000 are drawn from the Auckland region.

We are involved in the capital city in myriad ways—providing future employees, giving advice and commentary, making creative and cultural contributions and forging partnerships to help drive a high value economy.

Our students add to the vibrancy and diversity of Wellington and significantly increase the pool of talented labour.

Victoria is planning to double in size over the next 20 years to reach the scale of other great public universities and to double the contributions we make to Wellington.